It is unlikely that you were properly served, but without reviewing the papers and knowing more about the situation, it is impossible to say for sure. I'm sure this has already occurred to you, but no matter how "right" you believe you are and how well documented your evidence, you can expect to save both time and money by seeking competent legal counsel to help you make this go away. I'm sorry you have to deal with this, but it can be resolved. Good luck!
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Yes, you certainly "need" to attend to this - or you may land up with a default judgment against yourself, which would be an uphill task to set aside. Whether you consult with an attorney or choose to handle it yourself, you should not ignore this.
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Consult with an employment lawyer off line. What is posted here is not privileged. You may have some exposure once service is done correctly.
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